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Review: could Losartan potassium cause High blood pressure?

Summary: High blood pressure could be caused by Losartan potassium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypertension.

We study 11,823 people who have side effects while taking Losartan potassium from FDA and social media. Among them, 829 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure and more.

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Losartan potassium

Losartan potassium (latest outcomes from 12,013 users) has active ingredients of losartan potassium. It is often used in high blood pressure, blood pressure management. Commonly reported side effects of Losartan potassium include high blood pressure, breathing difficulty, dyspnoea exacerbated, dizziness, fatigue.

High blood pressure

High blood pressure (latest reports from 1,154,395 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, multiple sclerosis, pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 11,774 people reported to have side effects when taking Losartan potassium. Among them, 798 people (6.78%) have High Blood Pressure. They amount to 0.07% of all the 1,153,513 people who have High Blood Pressure on eHealthMe.

Trend of High blood pressure in Losartan potassium reports

Time on Losartan potassium when people have High blood pressure * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
High blood pressure25.71%21.90%5.71%9.52%24.76%5.71%6.67%

Gender of people who have High blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium * :

FemaleMale
High blood pressure67.16%32.84%

Age of people who have High blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
High blood pressure0.13%0.79%0.79%2.24%3.03%9.87%19.34%63.82%

Severity of High blood pressure when taking Losartan potassium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
High blood pressure0.00%68.75%31.25%0.00%

How people recovered from High blood pressure ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
High blood pressure0.00%26.67%73.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (378 people, 47.37%)
  2. Blood pressure (98 people, 12.28%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (68 people, 8.52%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (56 people, 7.02%)
  5. Pain (52 people, 6.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (143 people, 17.92%)
  2. Omeprazole (101 people, 12.66%)
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide (101 people, 12.66%)
  4. Furosemide (99 people, 12.41%)
  5. Simvastatin (98 people, 12.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • the dosage of losartan was increased over a six month period from 25mg to 100mg. After two weeks on the higher dosage I developed a racing pounding heartrate. My blood pressure did not decrease during this time

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Depression, moderate Hypertension not controlled yet. Joint pain... Shoulder Osteoarthritis worth necrosis and bone spurs. New shoulder with in the next 5 years.

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